This is a short trailer for GNN's new feature film, coming Fall 2004.
BattleGround 21 Days on the Empire's Edge
The reports out of Iraq get worse by the day: Explosions, suicide bombs, rocket attacks, ambushes, looting, rape, murder. Recently, the president announced the CIA has given him six months, "at most, to restore order there and quell the violence, or else we risk losing the support of the Iraqi populace."
The clock is ticking.
In late 2003, two filmmakers from the Sundance award-winning Guerrilla News Network spent three weeks on the frontlines of this simmering guerrilla war, gathering intelligence, dodging bullets, and capturing the untold stories of what has become the world's most covered, and misunderstood, conflict.
BattleGround is an irreverent journey that will challenge the orthodoxies of Left and Right, and highlight the humanity of all sides of the conflict. Funny, poignant, insightful, BattleGround will be a critical film for anyone who wants to understand the powerful forces that are sucking America deeper and deeper into a Middle Eastern quagmire.
Is Iraq our generation's "Bright Shining Lie," or is it the frontline in a global battle for national survival? Or is to some combination of both?